People become personally invested in videogame franchises. It's just human nature to like and relate to something in a deep way. For Nintendo fans, that franchise seems to be Metroid. There was a lot of buzz when Metroid: Other M was unveiled and fans of the series were looking forward to a new adventure on the Wii.
One of those fans was our own Abbie Heppe. Unfortunately, after having the chance to play it, she is deeply disappointed. From her review of Metroid: Other M:
"Yes, Samus uses the phrase “confession time” like a 12 year old girl scrawling in her Lisa Frank diary but really, the Alan Wake-meets-Lifetime Channel Original Movie narration gets old faster than you can say “daddy issues.” Until Other M, Samus has existed as a silent protagonist with only the personality that we have bestowed upon her in our own imaginations. Regardless of whether or not the interpretation in Other M can be reconciled with your own perception of her, there is a moment later in the game that cannot be justified…ever. Confronted by her longstanding nemesis, Ridley, she is spliced into flashes of a little girl, crying and afraid, despite the fact she has already defeated Ridley at least FOUR times already, once when he was a powerful robot. Terrible."
Click here to read the rest of the review and see the game's score.